Fannin County Commissioners Court holds public hearing for comments regarding tax rate

Fannin County, Texas — The five members of the Fannin County Commissioners Court were in attendance for a regular meeting held Tuesday, August 9, 2022. The meeting opened with an invocation from Jordan Willis, Minister of Youth and the family at Northside Church of Christ in Bonham, and pledges were led by Major James Manis (retired).

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At a public forum, a representative from a local volunteer fire department requested that local fire departments be notified when water districts conduct controlled burns in the basins of the two lakes under construction.

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On behalf of the Texas Historical Commission, the Fannin County Court of Commissioners presented the 2021 Distinguished Service Award to the Fannin County Historical Commission.

“This is becoming an annual event because our historical commission has been so active,” Fannin County Judge Randy Moore noted.

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The Fannin County Court of Commissioners approved the Treasurer’s Financial Report for July 2022, as well as the Treasurer’s Investment Report for July 2022.

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The Fannin County Court of Commissioners has approved a memorandum of understanding with the Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) to equip the Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD).

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved a resolution adopting the Fannin County Multi-Jurisdictional Risk Mitigation Plan.

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Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Office reported $2,981.00 collected in July.

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The Fannin County District Clerk’s Office reported $21,610.78 raised in July.

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Fannin County Commissioners Court Voted to Hire Eikon Consulting Group for Architectural Services for Future Fannin County Justice Center

The Construction Manager at Risk will operate under a separate contract and agreement.

The next step will be interviews with department heads to discuss their needs.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to hold a public hearing to hear comments regarding the proposed 2022 tax rate of 0.435213 per $100.00 of assessed value for Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 8:45 a.m. and vote to adopt the tax rate at the regular meeting. from the Commissioners Court on September 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (last year’s tax rate was 0.5341)

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved an amendment to the zoning application; 2.4819 Acres on Property ID # 78364 and 3.8860 Acres on Property ID # 78366 in the Telephone, RE, Rural Estate Single Family District to R&C, Retail and Commercial.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved an amendment to the zoning application; 5 acres on property ID # 113835, on CR 2900 in Dodd City, from A&R, Agriculture and Ranching District to RE, Rural Estate Single Family District.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved an amendment to the zoning application; 12.9 acres on property ID # 78419 on CR 2610 in Bonham, from A&R, Agriculture and Ranching District to RE, Rural Estate Single Family District.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved a one-time severance of 1,786 acres from a 60,998-acre parcel on CR 4715 in Leonard, Property ID # 86455.

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The Fannin County Court of Commissioners approved the organizational chart for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to accept a 60-foot prescriptive easement originating from FM 816 in Leonard and heading west on CR 4846 for 1,440 feet; a signed approval has been received from the landowners.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court filed an agenda item regarding Fannin County’s lease with American Tower.

The current contract provides for annual payments of $14,692.00.

The county had offered a 10-year contract with a 10% rent increase each year and a $10,000 signing bonus, but Fannin County purchasing officer Shonda Magness did not receive a response. of American Tower.

Once the conditions stipulated by the county have been met, the county judge is authorized to sign the contract.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to reject engineering services bids for the Fannin County Subdivision Settlement and reissue bids for 15 days.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court passed an agenda item regarding a bid for a used dump truck for Precinct 4; submission #2022-702.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to tender a model year 2000 or newer tandem axle dump truck for Precinct 3.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court discussed employee completion and/or non-completion of state-mandated cybersecurity training through the Texas Association of Counties.

Three county employees did not complete the required training. The state deadline is August 31.

Failure to comply would affect the county’s ability to apply for a grant for two years.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved payment of the bills.

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Commissioners asked drivers to watch out for county employees at work and to slow down when driving near work crews. Recently, an employee at Precinct 1 was struck by a rearview mirror on a passing car.

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Schools are starting, so watch out for the kids.

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A county-wide burning ban is in place due to unsafe conditions for fast-moving grass fires.

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